The American Kestrel, North America’s smallest falcon, is declining across the Northeast. While there are many possible causes, habitat loss is likely an important factor; unfortunately little is know about how manage land in a way that will best support this species. In 2021 Clifton Institute staff and interns, along with collaborators at the Smithsonian-Conservation Biology Institute, deployed GPS transmitters on 19 female kestrels to determine the types of fields they foraged in to feed their nestlings. In this talk Executive Director Dr. Bert Harris will share preliminary findings from this study.
Cost: $10 ($8 for Friends of the Clifton Institute)
Age: Adults and children ages 12 and up, accompanied by an adult.
COVID-19 Information: This program will take place inside. We are requiring all participants to be fully vaccinated and to wear masks inside. We will ask to see vaccination cards. Please do not attend if you are experiencing or have experienced in the last two weeks any symptoms associated with COVID-19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath, etc.).
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